Spreading the mindset of ‘belongingness’

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Beginning next year, 18 female or minority students at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College campus in Dunwoody will begin a path of academic rigor and inclusion. The Perimeter campus was recently awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation to fund “I Am Stem: Mindset and Belongingness in Underrepresented STEM Populations,” a program designed to […]

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Green space requested in Decatur

A picture of the proposed location for a new park in the downtown Decatur area.

In the past decade, Decatur has developed at a rapid pace. From 2005 to 2010 there were 113 multi-housing units built in the city. Since 2013, the number has increased dramatically to 625. With all the new units going up, one Decatur resident said the city needs to plan for green space before there’s none […]

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DeKalb police ‘excited’ for body cams

DeKalb County police officers speak with DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester during a public safety summit. Photo by Horace Holloman

Soon hundreds of DeKalb County police officers will be equipped with body cameras after the DeKalb County board of commissioners approved a resolution to provide the county’s officers with the latest technology. The body cameras will help officers not only do their job but also promote transparency between the department and community, DeKalb County CEO […]

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800 DeKalb school employees resign

DeKalb County School District’s July meeting revealed 800 teachers have resigned between June and July.

From June to July, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) lost 800 teachers, bus drivers, substitutes, librarians, clerks, coaches, counselors and administrators. The loss, reported by Leo McCauley Brown, chief human capital management officer at DCSD, comes approximately four weeks before schools welcome students back on Aug. 8. According to Brown’s monthly human capital report, 100 […]

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OPINION: Olympic memories

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Twenty years ago, Atlanta was the focus of the world stage as the Centennial Olympic Games brought the world to our doorsteps.Atlanta and many individuals benefited greatly from the games; myself included. I had the pleasure of being very involved in the planning and day-to-day coverage of the games as a publishing coordinator. I was […]

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Getting Personal with Karen Beyers

Getting Personal with Karen Beyers

  Karen Beyers is the director of ART Station’s new production GRITS Girls Raised in the South, which is being staged July 14-31. Beyers has had a long love affair with the arts. She started as a dancer at the age of 2 and studied and performed with a half dozen ballet and ballroom companies […]

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Scottdale girl hopes for normal life after two bouts with cancer

Dunwoody author attacks sexual assault

Dunwoody author attacks sexual assault

“The ninth circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno—the lowest and most horrific level where you meet the devil face to face—includes betrayers, people who stood by and allowed evil to continue without acting,” said Dunwoody resident and author Anita LaRaia. “I won’t be guilty of that sin.” The evil LaRaia addresses in her recently released […]

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